The 2012 Oscars draw ever closer. In the most recent announcement, the producers of the 84<sup>th Academy Awards, Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, confirmed that Hollywood star Bradley Cooper would join other high-profile actors and actresses as one of the presenters for the night.

The star of "The Hangover" series of films will join the likes of Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston, as a member of the select group to announce and give away individual awards on the star-studded night.

Incidentally, although the film "Bridesmaids" did not get any nominations, the entire cast will be a part of the show... they will also act as one of the presenters for the night.

Cooper's forthcoming films are "The Place beyond the Pines" and "The Words".

Finally... to recap the nominations in the main categories, before the big night on Feb. 26...

The Nominees for Best Picture are:

"War Horse"
"The Artist"
"The Descendants
"The Tree of Life"
"Midnight in Paris
"The Help
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

The Nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role are:

Demian Bichir, "A Better Life"
George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"
Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"

The Nominees of Best Actress in a Leading Role are:

Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"
Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Viola Davis, "The Help"
Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"
Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"

Check out photographs of some of the presenters to be, at the 2012 Oscars...